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How Does Your Doughnut Measure Up?

Paula Maida, Michael Maida 

January 2006, Volume 11, Issue 5, Page 212

Abstract:
An activity in measurement and geometry in which sixth-grade students explore the volume and surface area of a donut. Through calculation, creative thinking, and discovery, the students enhanced their geometric vocabulary and reasoning. This articles includes student work, a lesson plan, and samples of activity sheets.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Area
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Manipulatives
Modeling
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Surface Area
Volume